The Government of the Canary Islands has expanded the pre-alert status for coastal phenomena to cover the entire archipelago. As a result, it has issued a warning to the public, urging them to exercise utmost caution in bathing areas, particularly along the north, west, and east coasts of the islands, in order to avoid potential risks.
This pre-alert status was extended across the entire archipelago due to forecasts from the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet), indicating adverse sea conditions expected over the weekend. These conditions include northeast winds with the potential for gusts up to 60 km/h in the open waters between the islands with greater relief, as well as waves reaching heights of up to 3 meters along the north and west coasts of the islands.
The Canary Islands Government advises against standing at the end of piers or jetties, refraining from taking photos or videos near areas where waves break, even if the sea temporarily calms down. Additionally, it is recommended not to swim at beaches with a red flag or in areas with strong waves and undertow, especially in places lacking lifeguard services.
For those planning nautical activities along the affected coastline, it is advisable to postpone them to a later time, as well as any fishing-related activities, given the anticipated weather conditions.